Welcome to our Wooyung Defenders website
What you can do:
- This development involves clearing 50ha of natural vegetation.
No environmental impact study (EIS) has ever been carried out for this development.
This site is known to contain at least three ecologically endangered communities.
It is part of a green corridor between two nature reserves.
- An artificial 15ha lake the size of four football fields will be dug on acid-sulphate soils (ASS).
This lake will have ground water connection to Billinudgel Creek and Mooball Creek catchment areas.
Building on ASS has serious corrosive effects on most building materials, including concrete.
ASS has severe adverse effects on the surrounding fauna and flora. Please read the expert opinion by Tim Chambers. senior hydrogeologist.
- The site for the development is currently a flood plain, being flooded regularly about three times a year.
A $240M development is not going to be allowed to be flooded in this way.
Where will this water go ?
- An 11ha golf course is planned to be used as buffer planting for the coastal cypress ecologically endangered community.
Golf courses are notorious for their use of herbicides and pesticides.
- An on-site effluent treatment plant will be located directly next to the Billinudgel Nature Reserve.
- 1.25 million m³ of soil are planned to be excavated
during development, with the 15ha lake taking up only 450,000m³ of
this amount. Note that the maximum allowed depth of the lake is 3m.
Where does the rest come from ?
Here is a template you can base your letters on:
remember all letters must have your name and address, the date, the DA
or file reference number and they must be signed (emails don't need to
be signed, but do not use attachements - they will be deleted
Every letter counts. The more letters received - the more notice they'll take.